Garden Plans That Celebrate Summer

Add some warm-season fireworks to your yard with gardens that laugh at the heat.

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Summer Butterfly Garden Plan
Summer Butterfly Garden

    Attract butterflies with this mix of bold and beautiful zinnias, spider flower, and marigolds.

    Garden size: 10 by 12 feet.

Tropical-Look Garden

    Red-orange lantana is a perfect partner for sweet potato vine, moss rose, and canna for a bold summer look.

    Garden size: 11 by 15 feet.

Corner Garden

    Tuck this charming bed, filled with portulaca, zinnia, cosmos, and more, in a corner of your yard to create a big summer bang.

    Garden size: 11 by 11 feet.

Raised-Bed Garden

    Fill raised beds with colorful annuals, such as salvia, vinca, and zinnia, and enjoy a steady stream of color.

    Garden size: 12 by 24 feet.

Curbside Garden

    Fill your parking strip with easy-care, drought-tolerant perennials such as phlox, coneflower, and goldenrod.

    Garden size: 6 by 29 feet.

Easy-Care Perennial Garden

    Lavender, yarrow, and purple coneflower are beautiful, drought-resistant plants typically ignored by deer, rabbits, and other critters. This garden pairs them with other perennial favorites for a summerlong display of color.

    Garden size: 12 by 12 feet.

Heat-Loving Garden

    Dahlias produce their beautiful blooms all summer. This plan supplements three varieties with lilies and penstemon for a big hot-weather show.

    Garden size: 8 by 17 feet.

Slope Garden

    This delightful planting stays showy all summer thanks to long-blooming favorites such as daylily, yarrow, and anise hyssop.

    Garden size: 14 by 22 feet.

Low-Maintenance Summer Treat

    Extra-tough plants combine in this plan for a great summer garden that looks great even from inside your house.

    Garden size: 14 by 9 feet.

Sidewalk Garden

    Use this garden to put on a big show in the space between the street and sidewalk.

    Garden size: 6 by 18 feet.

Beautiful Rose Garden

    Enjoy stunning, fragrant roses with this combination of seven lovely, long-blooming varieties.

    Garden size: 5 by 11 feet.

Cottage Style All Summer

    Enjoy traditional cottage favorites for a garden that looks great all summer long.

    Garden size: 20 by 10 feet.

Casual Summer Garden

    Loose plant habits give this garden a casual feel while the easy-growing nature makes maintenance casual, too.

    Garden size: 13 by 12 feet.

Lush English Style

    This beautiful garden plan could have been picked straight from the grounds of an English manor -- and it will look just as good in your landscape.

    Garden size: 25 by 17 feet.

Deckside Drama

    Give your deck a sunny decoration with this wall of blooms that continues all summer and into fall.

    Garden size: 27 by 8 feet.

A Burst of Color for Summer

    This island bed features some of our favorite summer-blooming flowers. They're beautiful and easy to grow.

    Garden size: 12 by 8 feet.

Sunny Summer Border

    Perennials and annuals combine to put on a show all summer long.

    Garden size: 40 by 10 feet.

Create a Colorful Cottage Garden

    This big garden plan is jam-packed with plants so you know you'll enjoy beautiful blooms all summer, as well as in the spring and fall.

    Garden size: 23 by 25 feet.

Rock Garden

    This expansive rock garden includes lots of easy-growing perennials you can enjoy all summer long.

    Garden size: 28 by 14 feet.

Grow Super Easy Daylilies

    Daylilies are some of the easiest plants to grow, and this mix of varieties will keep blooming all summer long.

    Garden size: 28 by 28 feet.

Enjoy Butterflies in Your Garden

    Filled with the plants butterflies love, this border blooms all season long -- ensuring a steady crop of winged visitors to your yard.

    Garden size: 24 by 9 feet.

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